PAUL D. MERRITT HOLIDAY CLASSIC 

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We're very excited to announce the second annual OverSpeed Hockey Holiday Classic midget tournament this December 9-11, 2022 here in Rhode Island. 

 

The tournament will kick off the annual New England Prep School Christmas/Holiday Tournament week — the most heavily scouted week in New England and a regular stop for NHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, CHL, EHL, and USPHL scouts from near and far.

This year’s event will feature three divisions at the U-18, U-16 and U-15 levels, with each team guaranteed four games. Round robin games will take place on the 9th and 10th, with placement and championship games taking place on Sunday the 11th. All championship games will take place at Providence College.

2022 SCHEDULE

Participating Organizations:

Colorado Rampage

Maine Nordiques

Mount Saint Charles Hockey Academy 

North Jersey Avalanche
Northwood School

Philadelphia Flyers Elite

South Kent School

Team Illinois

Westchester Express
Windy City Storm

Arenas:

Schneider Arena, Providence College
Adelard Arena, Mount Saint Charles Academy

Meehan Auditorium, Brown University 

Thayer Arena, Warwick RI 

Smithfield Municipal Rink, Smithfield RI

We’d like to thank Mount Saint Charles Hockey Academy, Providence College, and Brown University for their great hospitality and cooperation to allow us to bring an event of this national caliber to the Ocean State.

*Our host hotel is the Providence Marriott — participating teams should work with our travel coordinator, Jim McGuire, to receive our tournament rate and benefits. 

“We are truly excited to be able to host an event of this stature here in Rhode Island. We have been working on this for a couple of years so we are very happy it is coming to fruition. Our goal was to keep it small and targeted to elite organizations, run by good people we know and trust. To be able to have teams of this level, from all over the United States here in the Ocean State is awesome. We are proud to work with our partners at Mount Saint Charles, Providence College, and Brown University to make this happen.”

—OverSpeed Hockey Director and former NHL Scouting Director Toby O’Brien

“We're looking forward to having such great programs from all over the country attending the OverSpeed Hockey Holiday Classic in December. With the timing of this event relating to college holiday breaks as well as kicking off the prep school holiday tournament and showcase week, it will be a great weekend for junior, college, and NHL scouts from all over. ”

—Matt Plante, Associate Head Coach, Brown University 

“The quality of competition and exposure at the Holiday Classic is phenomenal. It's a great event to that brings in top-quality programs from around the country.”

—Ryan Ward, Head Coach, Youngstown Phantoms 

More information: info@overspeedhockey.com